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by finy (subscribe)
A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published September 13th 2018
Get some fabulous ideas from these open gardens
There are many areas that have open gardens once a year and there are also gardens that are open all year round and are free.

This is a list of both of these so you can choose which ones interest you and which ones you will go to this year.

FREE ENTRY
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
This one has to be first on the list as it is so large, beautiful and right on the doorstep for Perth visitors and locals. It is also the largest city centre parkland and a favourite destination for panoramic views of Perth, self-guided bush-walks, picnics and cafes. All in all, there are 17 hectares in the WA Botanic Gardens.



Government House Gardens
This is another lovely 3 hectares of lush gardens in the centre of the City of Perth. This is open from 12 noon to 2 pm Tuesday to Thursday and is at 17 St George's Terrace.

Queens Gardens
These are located on the corner of Hay St and Plain St, East Perth. They have seasonal mass plantings of flowers and a large variety of trees and shrubs.

John Oldham Park
Located in Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, these gardens have waterfalls, lakes, sculptures and shady areas.

Stirling Gardens
These are in Barrack St and are the oldest public gardens in the centre of the city.

Harold Boas Gardens
Are on the corner of Wellington St and Havelock St, West Perth. Designed by Marion Blackwell, this is an old established garden.

Hyde Park
This is on the corner of Vincent St and William St, Perth and is a large heritage park area full of water birds, trees and annuals.

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Images: Their Facebook pages


Wireless Hill
This is at Telefunken Drive, Ardross, and has delightful spring wildflowers including native orchids. The plants in this garden have name labels.

OPEN PRIVATE GARDENS
THE MAJORITY OF THESE HAVE AN ENTRY FEE OF $6, WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS BEING FREE.

Tranquil Waters
This is situated at 24 Orana Way, Roleystone and is on 22nd and 23rd September, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The owner's passion is growing camellias. It is a 1-acre garden and has many blooming plants, with about 100 rose bushes, magnolias and more than 300 camellias.

More information: click here.



Double Delight
These two gardens are situated at 20 and 22 Gardiner St, East Perth and will be open Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Double Delight consists of two lovely water-wise gardens close to the CBD. The gardens have mature gums and other shade trees. There are waterfalls and a pond connected to one of the gardens with a quaint wooden bridge. There are many native plants, and more in these two rustic gardens.

More information: click here.



Craigmile
This garden will be open on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is situated at 3 Ashmore Ave, Canning Vale.

This open garden is described as "a gardener's dream". It has colourful roses, fuchsias and camellias. It is on half an acre and is a garden of mixed plants from cottage garden plants through to fruit trees.

They will have well-known radio personality, Sabrina Hahn giving a talk at 1.00 pm, and will also have plant and art sales.

More information: click here.



Linden Gardens
Linden will be open on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. They are situated at 40 Linden Gardens, Floreat.

Linden Gardens have many native plants, fruit trees, coloured brugmansias and vegetable gardens. They have large trees blocking noise and sun and this garden is built to encourage biodiversity.

More information: click here.

Krannynook
This will be open from 20th to 21st October, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. It is situated at 9 Atoifi Gardens, Helena Valley.

They have some lovely spring flowers with bright colours and winding paths. It has stained glass, recycled material and a large range of shrubs and trees. With rock ponds, creeks, and brickwork forming the structure of this garden, this is an exquisite garden!

More information: click here.



Gray Gardens
Gray Gardens will be open on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October, from 10.00 am to 4:00 pm. They are at 22 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest.

This is a half acre garden which has various areas that join by winding paths, steps and gateways. The garden has English, Mediterranean, tropical and Australian natives, as well as rare drought-resistant plants.

More information: click here.

Triple treat - 3 gardens
This includes:
Leslies Garden at 655 Fagan St, Sawyers Valley - Leslie's garden is a stunning 2 hectares full of colour, ornamental trees, shrubs, roses, camellias, poppies, native plants and more. There will also be plants sales, and honey and bee products from Faye Smith.

More information: click here.

Robyn's garden at 1385 Short St, Stoneville - This has climbing roses, succulents, cottage style annuals and rustic garden art. There will also be other activities here on that weekend.

More information: click here.

Pipe Dreams at 5385 Ash Road, Chidlow - have a rose-covered arch at the entrance and to the vegetable patch. This garden is a gardener's delight with shade trees, David Austin roses, salvias, succulents, and cottage style annuals.

More information: click here.

These gardens will cost $15 for three gardens, or a single garden $6, children under 18 enter free.



Dixon Garden
This will be on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November, from 10.00 am to 4:00 pm. It is situated at 17 Paris Way, Karrinyup.

This is a permaculture garden where recycling has been the theme in this quirky garden. They have fascinating recycled objects featuring a washing machine fire pit and an arbour made from tree boughs. There are fruiting grapevines and native plants, with a hidden frog pond.

More information: click here.



Mather Garden
This will also be on 17th and 18th November, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is at 24 Finnerty St, Karrinyup.

This is a "sustainable contemporary garden" designed to be like the owners' memorable wedding up north in the Pilbara region.

The garden is an entertainer's dream with different levels in front and back gardens. There is a strong geometric pattern throughout the garden.

More information: click here.



Entry for the last two gardens is $10 for 2 gardens, $6 single garden, and children under 18 enter free.

Josh Byrne's Garden
This will be on Sunday 25th November, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is situated at 18 Grigg Place, Hilton.

Josh is, of course, well known from the ABC television show Gardening Australia. This water-wise garden is a good opportunity to see Josh's sustainable ideas in practice. This is a garden not to be missed! There will also be talks by Josh.

More information: click here.
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When: From end September, to end November, 2018
Where: Around Perth
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